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Ocotillo, California: Gravity Ramp

Your car rolls uphill, if you're reckless enough to stop and try this on a freeway ramp.

Mountain Springs Rd, Ocotillo, CA
Only accessible from I-8 westbound, at the Mountain Springs Rd exit. Eastbounders continue several miles to exit 87, then turn around.
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Gravity Ramp

Definitely use caution as advised. We tried this just the other day and you will slowly roll backwards if you follow the already noted instructions.

[Carol, 08/15/2019]
Gravity Ramp

Travel westbound on I-8 and exit at the Mountain Springs off ramp. Stop at the bottom of the ramp at the stop sign, put it in neutral, and be amazed as you roll back up the ramp. Probably the same phenomenon as the gravity-defying effects on the road to the tower. Also, as you proceed eastbound on I-8, towards the bottom of the hill, you will see the remnants of the white rock-lined trail to "Mountain Springs", which was a rusty pile of leaf springs, etc!

[Patrick, 05/20/2007]

Exercise caution here -- though this area is sparsely populated, plenty of cars are barreling along the interstate.

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